Trygonoptera testacea

Müller & Henle, 1841

Common stingaree
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Trygonoptera testacea Müller & Henle, 1841

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Trygonoptera australis, Trygonoptera henlei, Trygonoptera mülleri, Trygonoptera müllerii, Trygonoptera testaceus, Urolophus testacea, Urolophus testaceus

Trygonoptera testacea
XXXX: No types known;
Trygonoptera australis
Holotype: NMW: 79486;
Trygonoptera henlei
Holotype: NMW: 50226;
Trygonoptera mülleri
Holotype: NMW: 77888;

Description :

Citation: Trygonoptera testacea Müller & Henle, 1841: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Trygonoptera testaceaMüller & Henle, 1841, off Sydney, Australia © Gerrica Hightower, Australia
Common names
eng Common stingaree, eng Stingaree, eng Stingray

Western Pacific: southern Queensland to New South Wales. Source:

Found in sandy beaches and reefs but also well offshore. May venture well upstream in estuaries [1388]. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, bony fishes, and other stingarees.

Size / Weight / Age
47.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9863))

demersal; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 135 m (Ref. 9863), usually ? - 60 m (Ref. 9863)

shark-references Species-ID=7369;

off Sydney, copyright by: Gerrica Hightower

off Sydney, copyright by: Gerrica Hightower

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Heterocotyle robusta (Johnston & Tiegs, 1922) [9644]